Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more


  • Comment

When you start up the Stickland Coombe website, at www. sticklandcoombe.

com, you get three small grey rectangles down the bottom left. That's it. This is a classic example of what one of my colleagues has termed a 'guess-what's-going-on' site.

In fact, this home page is so enigmatic I had to switch between Mozilla and Internet Explorer to see if it made any difference. Nope - just those three grey rectangles in a reverse L formation down the bottom left.

So you gingerly click on the left-hand rectangle.

It becomes an open box. How informative. Try the next one and the grey becomes a box again, but with the word 'exhibition' next to it. The grey rectangle at the top says 'architecture'. Here we have learned the first lesson in navigating this site. Only we haven't, because the first rectangle eventually brings up the practice name and some awards. Clicking on 'architecture' brings up a load of open rectangular boxes. Eventually you get the idea that clicking on them produces images.

All this mysterious rectangle stuff at the beginning though is going to put people off discovering some fine photography and neat (though not very well thought-out) design. Not so clever after all.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs

AJ Jobs